Chanel, FASHION, Shopping, Uncategorized CHANEL EXPANDABLE LAMBSKIN TOTE 1 June 2010




So quite a lot of you have really sharp eyes and spotted the Chanel in the picture I posted last week 😛

I’ve always thought Chanel was a lovely brand, and have always wanted to buy a handbag. However, every single time I went into the store, I just couldn’t find anything that tickled my fancy! I always found their bags were either a bit odd-looking, or just not super soft and slouchy (like my beloved Balenciagas). And so, months and years passed by and I never could find anything that I really wanted to buy…. probably a good thing for my bank account 😛

But recently, whilst surfing the net, I stumbled across photos the Chanel expandable lambskin tote. It was big and roomy, in a gorgeous soft lambskin, and with Chanel’s iconic quilting pattern and chain straps. Fascinated, I called and checked basically almost every store, in every country in the world. Only to be told it was a limited edition and completely “sold out”. Arrrghhhhh!

I coveted it more and more, and lay in wait, stalking eBay obsessively for weeks.. but it either didn’t come up, or was ridiculously priced. Then finally, a lady I knew online was selling hers, in new condition! Even better, she lived in California and near the Hotel Valencia where I was staying, so she very very nicely drove all the way over (at 11PM at night!) to meet me and pass me the bag, saving me shipping costs 🙂

I looooove the way the leather smells, and how soft, unstructured and slouchy it is. Perfectly my style, and the “CHANEL” logo is a small silver one at the top and not massively across the bag, so it’s not totally obvious it’s Chanel unless you look closely. And I like the fact that it’s limited edition and not their super popular 2.55 bags that are a dime a dozen now, not to mention faked all over the place 🙁 They look really good on people, but I don’t think it’s for me.

This bag’s really roomy, and fits in a TON of my junk. I do wish it wasn’t so high, because I have to stick my hand allll the way down (even though I’m using a purse organiser, which fits in perfectly btw), but it does look good that way I guess 😛 I also love how the chain straps ‘cinch’ the bag shut, so pick-pocketers can’t get in easily.

My favourite purchase during my entire USA trip, by far. Happy day! 😀


I even like the box, LOL

Chanel expandable lambskin tote

Awesome slouchy leather… mmm…

I love the little details

Cute zipper! The “CC” is so solid and heavy

I like the way it hangs 🙂

It doesn’t look to massive on me, yay!



70 Comments

  • rollagirl9 posted on June 1, 2010 at 6:26 am

    I actually love the dress you’re wearing! Super cute.

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

      Alannah hill… you have good taste. Hee!

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  • wwenzz posted on June 1, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Gorgeous! I love your dress too.

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

      Ohhh thank you sweetie!

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  • littlemisskeira posted on June 1, 2010 at 6:53 am

    It look so pretty on you!

    Agreed on the popular 2.55 .. I used to adore it. And before I can save enough to afford it, I realise they are all over the places and my lust for one dips.

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

      Totally! I liked it a few years back, then now it’s just sooo common 🙁 And then fake ones are every too, so I kinda lost interest..

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  • aqualuna posted on June 1, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love the dress too 🙂

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

      Thanks 😀 I’m breaking out all the spring/summer outfits now, FINALLY!

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  • joni_to0622 posted on June 1, 2010 at 7:20 am

    I love your new Chanel bag!! I can see how soft it is already just by look at it!! 😀

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

      It’s so *squishy*… I’m such a soft leather fanatic, loL!

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  • am_klutz posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Gorgeous babe!

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

      Whee thank you sweetie! I like how it’s basic black, so at least it’ll stay in style for ages 😛

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  • rainingumbrella posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Oh, it’s really pretty! It goes with your dress, too. 🙂

    Wei-Wei

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:50 am

      Aww thanks! But ya, it’s good that it’s black so it matches everything, heh

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  • cenedrah posted on June 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Ohhhh it is indeed gorgeous! Will give it a look when I go for my NY trip 🙂 Also love your black leather (?) shoes in the last picture; where did you get it from? Really chic!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:22 am

      It’s sold out completely! That’s why I whined in my post above haha.

      Those leather gladiators are from Nine West, I got ’em when I was back in Australia 🙂 They are SO comfy!

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  • educatingb posted on June 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Love the bag!
    And what’s that cute charm hanging from your camera? I just ordered the s90! Should be here in a couple of days 🙂

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  • l_i_z posted on June 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    It’s so pretty, congrats! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:29 am

      Thank you sweetie! I’m really loving it.. and it’s so slouchy too, hehe

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  • popcorn_feet posted on June 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Wow, I’ve never even heard of that bag! Its really nice, really! I didnt think they made anything that wasn’t ‘structured’

    Know what I mean?

    Love it and its a great size for you too, you’re right. Great find!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:51 am

      Yeah it’s definitely not their ‘regular’ 2.55 bags, and also most of their other ones are really structured as you said, which is why I’ve never bought a Chanel! Glad I found this one now 🙂

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  • carorules posted on June 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Totally fits you!!! 😉

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:14 am

      Hee thank you, it ticks off alllll the boxes that I like in a bag!

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  • rollagirl9 posted on June 1, 2010 at 6:26 am

    I actually love the dress you’re wearing! Super cute.

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

      Alannah hill… you have good taste. Hee!

      Reply
  • wwenzz posted on June 1, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Gorgeous! I love your dress too.

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

      Ohhh thank you sweetie!

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  • littlemisskeira posted on June 1, 2010 at 6:53 am

    It look so pretty on you!

    Agreed on the popular 2.55 .. I used to adore it. And before I can save enough to afford it, I realise they are all over the places and my lust for one dips.

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

      Totally! I liked it a few years back, then now it’s just sooo common 🙁 And then fake ones are every too, so I kinda lost interest..

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  • tiffanyx posted on June 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    great buy babe! i think 2.55 is too urgh! sooooo many people has it!!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:16 am

      I’m hoping it falls out of fashion/favour with people eventually.. right now it’s SO common!

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      • tiffanyx posted on June 2, 2010 at 10:54 am

        ya man!! its like everyoneeeee has it!!

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  • aqualuna posted on June 1, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love the dress too 🙂

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

      Thanks 😀 I’m breaking out all the spring/summer outfits now, FINALLY!

      Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on June 1, 2010 at 7:20 am

    I love your new Chanel bag!! I can see how soft it is already just by look at it!! 😀

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

      It’s so *squishy*… I’m such a soft leather fanatic, loL!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Gorgeous babe!

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

      Whee thank you sweetie! I like how it’s basic black, so at least it’ll stay in style for ages 😛

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Oh, it’s really pretty! It goes with your dress, too. 🙂

    Wei-Wei

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    • beverly posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:50 am

      Aww thanks! But ya, it’s good that it’s black so it matches everything, heh

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  • thefragrantelf posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Love the dress! And the bag is gorgeous, I dislike high bags too though, one of my Tokidokis is like that, so hard to rummage around!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:17 am

      Thank goodness for bag organisers! I need mine otherwise everything floats around in the great abyss of my bags haha

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  • cenedrah posted on June 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Ohhhh it is indeed gorgeous! Will give it a look when I go for my NY trip 🙂 Also love your black leather (?) shoes in the last picture; where did you get it from? Really chic!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:22 am

      It’s sold out completely! That’s why I whined in my post above haha.

      Those leather gladiators are from Nine West, I got ’em when I was back in Australia 🙂 They are SO comfy!

      Reply
  • educatingb posted on June 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Love the bag!
    And what’s that cute charm hanging from your camera? I just ordered the s90! Should be here in a couple of days 🙂

    Reply
  • l_i_z posted on June 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    It’s so pretty, congrats! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:29 am

      Thank you sweetie! I’m really loving it.. and it’s so slouchy too, hehe

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  • popcorn_feet posted on June 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Wow, I’ve never even heard of that bag! Its really nice, really! I didnt think they made anything that wasn’t ‘structured’

    Know what I mean?

    Love it and its a great size for you too, you’re right. Great find!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:51 am

      Yeah it’s definitely not their ‘regular’ 2.55 bags, and also most of their other ones are really structured as you said, which is why I’ve never bought a Chanel! Glad I found this one now 🙂

      Reply
  • carorules posted on June 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Totally fits you!!! 😉

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:14 am

      Hee thank you, it ticks off alllll the boxes that I like in a bag!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on June 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    great buy babe! i think 2.55 is too urgh! sooooo many people has it!!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:16 am

      I’m hoping it falls out of fashion/favour with people eventually.. right now it’s SO common!

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      • tiffanyx posted on June 2, 2010 at 10:54 am

        ya man!! its like everyoneeeee has it!!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Impressed. I also like your dress as well.

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:17 am

      Aw thanks hon, it’s from Alannah Hill

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  • thefragrantelf posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Love the dress! And the bag is gorgeous, I dislike high bags too though, one of my Tokidokis is like that, so hard to rummage around!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:17 am

      Thank goodness for bag organisers! I need mine otherwise everything floats around in the great abyss of my bags haha

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on June 2, 2010 at 4:35 am

    I love the bag, very nice even though I don’t normally care for branded bags but this one is nice!!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 6:51 am

      It doesn’t particularly scream BRAND very loudly and is a basic black, so I think that’s why you like it, and it’s why I like it too! 🙂

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  • starbucksweetie posted on June 2, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Impressed. I also like your dress as well.

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:17 am

      Aw thanks hon, it’s from Alannah Hill

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  • madmoneymonkey posted on June 2, 2010 at 4:35 am

    I love the bag, very nice even though I don’t normally care for branded bags but this one is nice!!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 6:51 am

      It doesn’t particularly scream BRAND very loudly and is a basic black, so I think that’s why you like it, and it’s why I like it too! 🙂

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  • plwh888 posted on June 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    yeah, i love Chanel !!! look great on ya !

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 11:45 pm

      Hee thank you! 🙂

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  • plwh888 posted on June 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    yeah, i love Chanel !!! look great on ya !

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2010 at 11:45 pm

      Hee thank you! 🙂

      Reply

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